Student Visa and Embassy Information
A passport is required to travel abroad on all ISA programs. All ISA Australia programs require a visa to enter the country, no matter the duration of stay. ISA recommends that you research the requirements of your consulate immediately to begin the student visa process. For more information regarding this, please refer to the visa information sheet in your student portal account. ISA must receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) from your host university in Australia before you will be able to apply for the visa. This will be received approximately 4-6 weeks prior to departure. U.S. passport holders are able to apply for their student visa online. The online application takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete and then the visa approval confirmation email should arrive within around 1-2 weeks. Depending on your country of citizenship, you may have to meet additional requirements to study abroad. Check with your local embassy or consulate as soon as possible to verify entry requirements for the country in which you will be studying.
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.
The U.S. Embassy Canberra
The main US Embassy in Australia is located in Canberra, ACT - however all services you might need while studying in Australia can be processed out of the regional Consular office.
The ACS Unit provides emergency assistance, U.S. passport and citizenship services and assistance with federal benefit inquiries such as U.S. Social Security and Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Consulate General
Washington D.C.,, United States
The Embassy of Australia
This service is for people living in the United States of America who have a general reference question about Australia.
For more information on how to apply for a student visa visit the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs website at http://www.austemb.org/DIMA/visiting/nonaward.html
If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please call the embassy or one of the many consulates within the United States.
The Embassy of Australia is situated at Scott Circle, NW on the corner of 16th Street and Massachusetts Avenue. This is three blocks south west on Massachusetts Ave from the Dupont Circle Metro or four blocks north on 17th Street from the Farragut Square Metro. There is no parking at the embassy however off-street parking is available in the area after 6pm.